A while back I wrote about foods we used to enjoy around the dinner table growing up especially those after church on Sunday.
Another of my wife favorites was peas and rice. Well we have fixed peas and put them over rice many a time but she said there was something different about her Moms. Well the last time we were there we asked and she said they were crowder peas. We found some at the farmers market and that was it. So if you have not tried the crowder peas you all just don't know what you are missing.
2 cups crowder peas
2-3 slices of bacon. (Ms Mona used to use a salt pork )
1 med onion chopped
2/3 stalk celery diced
2-3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
if you have it a few okra pods
3 cups chicken broth
cook bacon till crisp drain now cook onion,celery,garlic in bacon grease till tender
add broth, peas, salt and pepper (if have okra add now also.) bring to a boil. Skim top if needed.
Lower to simmer, add crumbled bacon to peas cook 30 minutes to 1 hour till peas are tender.
Add over rice!